Research events and conferences

As well as hosting our own events and conferences, our research funding, strategy and partnerships teams attend and exhibit at a range of conferences, meetings and workshops throughout the year.

We find this invaluable in meeting researchers and potential partner organisations to discuss opportunities to work with us. If you have any feedback about the events or information you’d like to see here in the future, or would like to arrange a meeting with our staff at these events, please do get in touch.

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Webinar: how to harness the immune system to target cancer

Webinar how to harness the immune system to target cancer

Date: 27 September, 4 – 5:30 PM BST

Location: Online

The final webinar, in the research event series for children's and young people's cancer will address how to harness the immune system to target cancer..

Immunotherapy is a powerful therapeutic approach that can produce effective and long-lasting responses. Whilst there has been some success in treating children’s and young people’s cancers with immunotherapy, unique challenges remain, particularly in solid tumours. Unlocking the full potential of immunotherapy for children and young people with cancer will enable a future where more children and young people survive with better quality of life.  

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Molecular Analysis for Precision Oncology Congress (MAP) 2023

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Date: 4 – 6 October 2023

Location: Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France

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The Molecular Analysis for Precision Oncology Congress, in partnership with the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and Unicancer, is back for its 2023 edition. This is the leading congress in precision oncology, providing the latest breaking data in the field of molecular profiling and personalised medicine. 

Topics discussed during the three days include the latest discoveries in precision medicine, cancer-stromal interactions, clonal evolution, metastatic dissemination and drug response and resistance.

If you have any questions, please email us.

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2023

The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2023

Date: 10–12 October 2023

Location: Central Hall Westminster, London, UK

Our annual Early Detection of Cancer Conference, in partnership with OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and Canary Center at Stanford, returns to the UK for its 2023 edition. This event brings together experts in early detection from multiple disciplines to share groundbreaking research and progress in the field.

The Conference is part of a long-term commitment to invest in early detection research, to understand the biology behind early-stage cancers, find new detection and screening methods, and enhance uptake and accuracy of screening.

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Children's and young people's cancer research conference

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Date: 14 November 2023

Location: The Royal Society, London

Our first children's and young people's cancer research conference is a one-day event uniting researchers from multiple disciplines to showcase exciting discoveries and discuss the latest thinking to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the field.

Some of the topic themes include: harnessing immunotherapy, maximising data, developing biologically-driven clinical trials, teenage and young adult cancers and patient and public involvement

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If you have any questions, please email us.

The Innovation Summit 2023

The Innovation Summit 2023

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 

Location: The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

Join us for a day filled with inspiring talks from researchers who are translating their research and networking with members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The event will provide you with the opportunity to learn the essential skills and mindset required for embarking on the entrepreneurial journey. You will connect with other entrepreneurs and experts in the field of oncology, and discuss/understand the routes you can take to translate your cancer research into practice. You will also gain insights into circumventing common pitfalls that entrepreneurs often encounter.

You can pick one of our technical Parallel Panel sessions to explore the challenges and opportunities in translating novel biomarkers and diagnostics, or in the use of AI and ML algorithms to enhance cancer care. 

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Tackling drug resistance in cancer workshop

tackling drug resistance in cancer: an interdisciplinary workshop

Date: 31 January 2024

Location: York

We’re partnering with Physics of Life and the Rosetrees Trust to deliver a one-day workshop aiming to tackle drug resistance in cancer through interdisciplinary collaboration

The event will explore interdisciplinary insights into tumour resistance and effective translation of novel approaches for patient benefit.

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Data-driven cancer research conference 2024

Data-driven cancer research conference 2024

Date: 27-28 February 2024

Location: etc.venues Manchester

Our inaugural data-driven cancer research conference is a must attend event for anyone working in or interested in data science. This event will showcase fantastic science and enable researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, funders and industry to come together as a community and find the best way forward to maximise the impact of data.

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If you have any questions, please email us.

Inclusive research and innovation events

We've prioritised embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across all our research activities to help foster environments that support innovation and creativity. Our research events are designed to showcase cutting-edge science, bring together an international scientific community and facilitate collaborations. 

We want to provide welcoming and inclusive research events where we inspire, inform and engage a range of researchers and promote a positive research culture for everyone. To support this, we've developed a code of conduct to set out our expectations for everyone involved in our research events. 

Contact our events team

If you are organising an event of interest to our cancer research community, or you would like to invite CRUK staff to attend or speak at an event, please get in touch.

We also have a number of resources that can help CRUK Centres, Institutes and investigators with the organisation, marketing and delivery of meetings and conferences. Talk to our Events team to find out more about what we can do for you.


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